South Waterfront

Location: Portland, OR
Client: Williams and Dame Development, Prometheus Real Estate, Oregon Health & Science University

The 130-acre South Waterfront District is among the largest urban redevelopments in the United States. Its Central District alone required constructing approximately 4,500 feet of new roadway, demolishing numerous buildings, relocating and under-grounding 1,500 feet of a major power line and constructing a large swale facility and private storm drain system. Otak provided civil engineering, permitting and construction oversight while remaining responsive to both the environmental and developmental concerns during numerous stages of construction. The District, if it receives the applied-for LEED-ND certification, will be one of the largest developments in the nation to achieve this level of sustainability.